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  • Jun 3-9, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 22

News

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  • The Welcome Wagon: Forest welcome center gets a cool reception, county resort planning update

    The Forest Service, an agency whose primary job is managing timber and recreation on our public lands, is used to being in the position of "damned if you do and damned if you don't." Anyone who has ever worked for the agency can tell you that environmental groups, the timber industry and other interest groups pull the Forest Service in about 100 different directions at any one time. But the latest dust-up over a local Forest Service initiative may have even caught the agency by surprise because it seems, at least outwardly, so benign. Specifically, the Deschutes National Forest Supervisor's Office recently unveiled a plan to construct a new welcome center to help the more than two million annual users of the local forest better navigate the area. The center, which is proposed to be constructed off Century Drive using federal funds, would include about 25 parking spaces, plus a couple of RV slots, bathrooms and all the requisite signage and literature that visitors have come to expect from similar welcome centers. But the plan isn't setting well with a sizeable contingent of locals, including the Forest Service's own Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC), which has sent a letter of objection to the plan and is preparing to appeal the government's analysis by the end of the week if the supervisor's office in Bend doesn't change direction.

Opinion

  • Letters to the Editor
  • Blood On Our Shirts

    The Republican primary victory of Rand Paul in Kentucky for the seat of Jim Bunning who is leaving the Senate was so revealing that it merits some follow-up. Mr.

Culture

Food & Drink

Screen

  • Film Events
  • Gay in that Way

    Look, let's get one thing clear: regularly watching Glee does not make me gay. Reading Men's Health magazine makes me gay. Thinking up increasingly convoluted high-fives to give my softball teammates makes me gay. Cut off jean sho
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Music

  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Sasquatch! Band of Horses! Exclamation Marks!

    Sound Check decided to change it up last weekend and rather than roll super deep (which we always do, oftentimes laden with silver medallions), we split up - one faction stayed in Bend to monitor the Les Schwab Amphitheater activities while the other headed northward to the Sasquatch! Festival. So here's how things went at Sasquatch! We arrived on Saturday morning to find the campgrounds were full of crazy Canadians on crazy juice, but we managed to settle down on a quaint piece of grass and then make our way down in time to see Mumford and Sons, then the delightfully incredible Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Then it was Broken Social Scene and Miike Snow, the Hold Steady, topped off by dancing with Vampire Weekend and general mayhem provided by My Morning Jacket. And that was just Saturday.
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Outside

Blogs

  • Off Piste
  • Soaked: a benefit from the seemingly interminable rain

        There’s a line in the song “That’s Life”, made famous by Francis Albert Sinatra, that goes “riding high in April, shot down in May,” that could be rephrased, for local mountain bikers, to go something like: “riding high in April, May and June.”   Let’s go back to the second, and very warm and sunny, weekend in March when a friend and I rode the Maston Allotment loop.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Miniature Portland, No - Miniature LA, Sí

    On Wednesday The Bulletin printed an “In My View” piece by Greg Macpherson, a member of the state Land Conservation and Development Commission, defending the state’s land use laws and the LCDC’s decision to send Bend’s proposed Urban Growth Boundary expansion back for a do-over. This morning The Bulletin printed Macpherson’s piece again – not because they liked it so much, but because they wanted to sneer at it in an editorial.

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